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ORC 11-14-14




Georgia Man Sentenced 115 Months For Operating Identity Theft Site
A 28-year-old Georgia man has been sentenced to over nine years in prison and ordered to pay $50.8 million in restitution for participating with an online identity theft and credit card fraud ring. Cameron Harrison, also known as "Kilobit", of Augusta, admitted at a guilty plea hearing in April to associating with the organization in June 2008. So far, 55 people have been charged in four separate indictments against, 26 participants have been convicted and the rest are pending trial or are on the run. "Cyber thieves created a real criminal organization through the virtual world of the Internet, stealing credit card data and relying on technology, perceived anonymity, and international borders to evade law enforcement," Asst. Attorney General Leslie Caldwell said in a statement. "Cameron Harrison made a living by using that stolen financial information. Applying time-honored techniques from mob and gang prosecutions to this new generation of cyber criminals, we were able to infiltrate and bring down the ring." According to the Justice Department, Harrison confessed that: was an Internet-based, international criminal enterprise whose members trafficked in compromised credit card account data and counterfeit identifications and committed money laundering, narcotics trafficking and computer crimes. The group tried to protect the anonymity and the security of the enterprise from both rival organizations and law enforcement through various secure and encrypted forums, such as chat rooms, private messaging systems, encrypted email, proxies and encrypted virtual private networks.

Florida Cargo theft ring members sentenced for $5.75M haul; victims included Ralph Lauren, Dick's Sporting Goods, Invicta and Gerber  Four members of a cargo theft ring that stole and sold truckloads of consumer goods with an estimated value of more than $5.75 million have all been sentenced to federal prison, prosecutors announced. The stolen merchandise included Gerber infant formula, Invicta watches, LCD monitors, Ralph Lauren and Hanes clothing, Nestle food products, Mucinex decongestants and Dick's Sporting Goods items, court records show. Eliesky Sanchez, 31, Reinaldo Garcia Suarez, 39, of West Palm Beach, pleaded guilty to conspiring to buy or receive goods stolen from an interstate shipment between June 2013 and February, when the men were arrested. Alien Moya, 30, of West Palm Beach, and Reinaldo Llabona, Jr., 26, of Miami, pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal some of the shipments. Sanchez was sentenced to five years in prison; Garcia to four years and two months; Moya to three years and eight months; and Llabona to 18 months. They were all ordered to pay restitution. Investigators discovered Sanchez and Garcia were offering samples and selling items, at various meeting places in Palm Beach County, that were traced to stolen tractor trailer thefts. In February, Moya and Llabona picked up a $376,000 load of Nestle products, including baby formula, that they were supposed to drive from Georgia to a WalMart in Winter Haven. They admitted they stole the load, delivered it to Palm Beach County and falsely reported the loaded tractor trailer had been stolen in Polk County.

Philadelphia Woman shoplifted $200 in underwear from Sears and threatened a guard  A Philadelphia woman is accused of shoplifting more than $200 worth of underwear from a store at the Oxford Valley Mall, then threatening to use a stun gun on a security employee. Middletown police allege that Shaniqua Latreece Lewis, 21, was seen Thursday afternoon on surveillance cameras picking out bras and underwear at Sears. She allegedly used a pair of pants to conceal the items before entering the women's fitting room. After she left, a store security employee checked the fitting room she used and found no merchandise inside. A Sears loss prevention worker stopped Lewis after she left the store without paying for any merchandise and started walking her back toward the security office. But Lewis started pulling away from the man, warning him that she had a stun gun and to stay away. The employee followed Lewis through the mall and outside to the parking lot, where mall security stopped her and recovered $220 worth of merchandise and a working stun gun, the affidavit said.

UK: Family of shoplifters behind bars: Mother and two daughters have all been jailed for stealing  A second daughter of a 'fagin' mother who ran a lucrative family business selling goods online that the family stole from shops has been jailed. Dawn Bainbridge led a 'family business' which involved her and her daughters stealing thousands and thousands of pounds-worth of clothes from high street stores across the North which they then sold on Facebook. Their company, 'Designer Goods North East', took more than £7,000 in online payments in just four months, had detailed sales records and a debtors' book. In a note seized by police, Bainbridge's daughter Caitlyn Bainbridge, 19, boasted of making 100 pounds a week and dreamed of going it alone.

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